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Ceva begins new rail service between China and Germany

LBR Staff Writer Published 27 June 2017

Supply chain management firm Ceva Logistics has started a new rail service, connecting Shilong in southern China's Guangdong province to Hamburg in Germany.

With the support of Chinese state railway firm, the new regular block trains will travel through Shilong and Manzhouli of China, Zabakalsky of Russia, Brest of Belarus and Malaszewicze of Poland to reach Hamburg of Germany.

According to the company, the station-to-station lead time of the new service between 17 and 19 days.

Initially, Ceva commenced its China-to-Europe rail services from Suzhou in 2010. Its northern route operation included services from Chinese cities such as Suzhou, Changsha, Shenyang, Hefei, Chongqing, Chengdu, Zhengzhou and Wuhan to European cities such as Moscow, Warsaw, Lodz, Duisburg, Hamburg, Nuremburg and Tilburg.

The company also operates a middle route through Mongolia to Europe to reduce lead times during the winter months and peak season, in addition to the new southern route and its existing northern route.

Ceva is said to operate full container load (FCL) and less-than-container (LCL) services ex-China, which are manage through its control tower in Shenzhen.

Ceva Greater China cross border head Kelvin Tang said: "This new link further extends our comprehensive rail services between China and Europe and enables us to provide customers with a reliable, highly secure door-to-door service with real-time track and trace along the route.”

With around 42,000 employees and operations in more than 170 countries, Ceva provides supply chain management solutions to the large and medium-size national and multinational companies.

Image: Ceva has started a new rail service between Shilong of China and Hamburg of Germany. Photo: courtesy of CEVA Logistics.